Saturday, December 16, 2017

Giving you more this Christmas…The Caribbean Christmas Half Marathon & 5k Race! And Join the Post-Race Party with Reggae Music, Micro Brew Beer, … and more!
Don’t miss this one!

Caribbean Christmas Half Marathon starts at 9:30am / 5K starts at 9:40 (just behind the Half Marathon start) on Saturday, December 16, 2017. You’ll run a beautiful course through the streets of Carmel Indiana. Lots of free parking in the area! Enjoy an event packed with good friends, great music, fun volunteers and of course all the typical goodies you would find at a first class race! Costumes and fun are encouraged, Grinches are not.

What You Get at the Race

Bring your running club, invite your family, grab your friends, it’s going to be a Caribbean Christmas! Offering a Half Marathon or 5K distance…there’s something for everyone!

  • Caribbean Christmas Finisher Medal… you’ll want to sport your finisher medal shades all over town after this one! At over 7″ wide, this is a one of a kind finisher medal, the type of medal you’ve come to expect from 131 Events!
  • Awesome Caribbean Christmas Hooded Tee or Women’s Racerback Tank!
  • Post race Holiday Reggae Party with Music, Beer and more!
  • Micro Brew from Metazoa Brewing
  • Professionally chip-timed event complete with a Commemorative Race Bib
  • Live Results available on the screens, by text message or on your mobile phone.
  • Cool overall finisher awards for overall and age groups
  • Lots of professional photos, posted within hours of the race; FREE to download as always… and no watermarks!
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2017 Finisher Medal

Your future’s looking bright because the 2017 Caribbean Christmas finisher medal is the largest Christmas race finisher medal you’ll find!  At over 7″ wide, complete with ear pieces and a sublimated ribbon, the sunglass styled medal will be one for the record books!

2017 Hooded Tee

2017 Women's Racerback Tank

Race Details

Schedule & Location

Friday Packet Pick Up (Saturday Pick up at the Race, see below)

Race Day Schedule

  • 8:00am-9:00am: Race Day Packet Pickup, on site at the race start area
  • 9:30am: Half Marathon Start
  • 9:40 am: 5K Start (just behind the Half Marathon start)
  • 10:00am until…  Holiday Reggae Party
  • Awards will begin immediately following each event. Overall awards will be presented when the top finishers are posted, Age Group awards will be presented and can be claimed at any time after winners are finalized.  We do our best to present awards as soon as possible so our racers can move on to their other holiday activities.
  • 1:00pm: Course Closes (If you fall behind the minimum race pace of 16.2 minutes/mile, you may be asked by Carmel Police to use the sidewalks and obey traffic laws if you would like to continue)

Start/Finish & Race Party Location

All race day activities will be at the Carmel City Gazebo – 1 Civic Square, Carmel IN 46032

Registration Pricing

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Online registration will close at 7:00pm on Wednesday, December 14.


All finishers (half marathon and 5K) will receive the Coveted Caribbean Christmas Finisher Medal. This is the largest finisher medal in the region.

Age Group & Overall Awards – Half Marathon and 5k

  • Overall Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers
  • Top 3 male and female in the following age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
Course Information

Use our interactive course maps on

Half Marathon Course 5K Course

On Course Water Stops

There are 7 water stops on the Half Marathon Course, 1 is shared with the 5K Course.  You’ll find water and Gatorade at each, along with first aid services from Midwest Ambulance Service and portable toilets.